BEvote: Bitcoin-Enabled E-Voting Scheme with Anonymity and Robustness

Ning Lu, Xin Xu, Chang Choi, Tianlong Fei, Wenbo Shi, Honghao Gao
2021 Security and Communication Networks  
When building the large-scale distributed decision control system based on mobile terminal devices (MTDs), electronic voting (E-voting) is a necessary technique to settle the dispute among parties. Due to the inherent insecurity of Internet, it is difficult for E-voting to attain complete fairness and robustness. In this study, we argue that Bitcoin blockchain offers better options for a more practical E-voting. We first present a coin mixing-based E-voting system model, which can cut off the
more » ... lationship between the voter's real identity and its Bitcoin address to achieve strong anonymity. Moreover, we devise a secret sharing-based E-voting protocol, which can prevent voting number from being leaked ahead and further realize strong robustness. We establish the probable security theory to prove its security. In addition, we use the experimental evaluation to demonstrate its efficiency.
doi:10.1155/2021/9988646 fatcat:qdw6lep7ozdavn54h2k6u5bizm